Simons Investigators Programs

To support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. The foundation will accept up to two nominations in each of the Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science programs (e.g., two in mathematics, two in Physics) and one additional nomination in Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences.


  • To make a nomination, send a curriculum vitae (no page limit), and a letter of nomination (two-page limit), by the department chair or dean, explaining the distinctive scientific contributions of the nominee, focusing on scientific accomplishments of the past five years and including discussion of a few important papers to Dr. Angela Mullis..
  • Website: Simons Foundation
  • The Simons Foundation has asked that nominations be treated confidentially — the nominees should not know they are being nominated, if possible.
  • Call for Proposals/Nominations: June
  • Internal Deadline for Submissions: TBA


Angela Mullis
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs